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Certification Exam

Pega Certified Senior System Architect

60 Questions

1 hr 30 mins

Passing Score: 70%

Intermediate Platform English

The Pega Certified Senior System Architect (PCSSA) certification validates the ability to use Pega to design and build for reusability across multiple lines of business. It includes applying best practices, understanding application debugging and performance tuning, and addressing security/access requirements in an application. The PCSSA version 8 exam includes scenario questions, multiple choice questions and drag/drop items. If multiple answers are required, the text states how many responses are needed. Pega Certified System Architect (P/CSA) certification in any version is required to begin the PCSSA certification program.

Exam Code: PEGAPCSSA80V1_2019

Language: English

Retirement Date: April 30, 2021


Senior System Architect

Exam topics (% of exam)

Application Development (20%)
Enterprise Class Structure: Implementation and framework layers
Application Debugging: Reviewing Log Files
Analyzing application performance
Rule Resolution
Circumstancing rules on multiple variables
Background Processing
Activities and activity configuration
Promoting rule reuse with relevant records
Case Management (18%)
Duplicate and Temporary cases
Parallel Processing configuration
Configuring flow action processes: pre- and post- processing
Decision tables and trees
Approving Cases with an Authority Matrix/Cascading approvals
Creating organization records
Data Modeling (2%)
Configuring Field Values
User Interface (14%)
User portal customization
Localized application content
Enabling accessibility features
Pega Web Mashup
Reporting (5%)
Designing reports with multiple sources
Information Exchange (18%)
Exchanging data with other applications
Simulating integration data
Addressing integration errors in connectors
Managing integration settings
Exposing an application with a service
Database Updates
Keyed Data Pages
Security (3%)
Securing an application: Access control
Deployments (13%)
Creating a new application version
Configuring and validating application rulesets
Parallel development
Migrating an application
Mobility (7%)
Mobile Apps for Pega applications and best practices
Offline processing for mobile apps

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